• Question: Have you helped develop many medicines that you are particularly proud of?

    Asked by Jayne23 to Sinead on 16 Nov 2015.
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      Sinead Balgobin answered on 16 Nov 2015:

      I haven’t yet had the chance to work on a medicine that has made it to the market- I’ve only been a scientist for 4 years, and it can take up to 20 for a medicine to be created, made and tested thoroughly. I am proud of the reactions I have discovered though, because no-one else had done them before so I am adding to the chemical knowledge of people, and hopefully someone will use it in the synthesis of a drug, or to design their own reaction!